I’ve never been able to knit or crochet. The women in my family tried over the years, but I just couldn’t get working with hook or needles. That’s changed now.
I recently discovered knitting with the Knifty Knitter loom. Projects work up fairly quickly. I haven’t experimented with fancy stitches, but what I have learned works well for RV curtains.
The original orange curtains on our 1979 Travco were sun-rotted and tattered from 40 years of use. Every RV renovation I’ve seen has shown creative curtain ideas – prints, ruffles, lace trim and more – but I hadn’t seen any knit curtains.
The first set was for the front window surround. They were fairly easy as they attached to the rails with standard curtain hooks. The second set I tackled was for the back window. They were tricky as the originals snapped onto a top and bottom rail.
The best solution I came up with was to repurpose the original snaps into the new knitted curtains. I clipped them out of the old curtains and with lots of clothespins and fabric glue, I managed to attach them to the knitting.
The project came out satisfactorily. The first curtain came up a couple inches short, as I did not figure in enough extra length where the snap-tape was pleated. I’m adding an extra four inches to the second curtain to compensate for this. Hopefully the faux pas won’t show much.
I worked this pattern in two Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick colors – Sequoia and Hudson Bay.
I’ll take you through the steps in photographs: